The use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125865
Title:
The use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.
Authors:
Afaneh, I; Sharma, V; McVey, R; Murphy, C; Geary, M
Affiliation:
The Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. iyadafaneh@physicians.ie
Citation:
The use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice. 2010, 103 (5):137-9 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
May-2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/125865
PubMed ID:
20666083
Abstract:
The aim of this study was to assess the use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice in Ireland and to explore patients' opinions. Two questionnaires were designed; one for patients and the other one was sent to 145 gynaecologists in Ireland. One hundred and fifty two women took part in this survey of whom 74 were gynaecological and 78 were obstetric patients. Ninety five (65%) patients felt no need for a chaperone during a vaginal examination (VE) by a male doctor. On the other hand 34 (23%) participating women would request a chaperone if being examined by a female doctor. Among clinicians 116 (80%) responded by returning the questionnaire. Overall 60 (52%) always used a chaperone in public practice, in contrast to 24 (27%) in private practice. The study demonstrated that most patients do not wish to have a chaperone during a VE but a small proportion would still request one regardless of the examiner's gender. Patients should be offered the choice of having a chaperone and their opinion should be respected and documented.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Female; Gynecology; Humans; Ireland; Male; Obstetrics; Patient Escort Service; Patient Satisfaction; Physical Examination; Physician-Patient Relations; Questionnaires
ISSN:
0332-3102

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorAfaneh, Ien
dc.contributor.authorSharma, Ven
dc.contributor.authorMcVey, Ren
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, Cen
dc.contributor.authorGeary, Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-28T14:36:57Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-28T14:36:57Z-
dc.date.issued2010-05-
dc.identifier.citationThe use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice. 2010, 103 (5):137-9 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid20666083-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/125865-
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this study was to assess the use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice in Ireland and to explore patients' opinions. Two questionnaires were designed; one for patients and the other one was sent to 145 gynaecologists in Ireland. One hundred and fifty two women took part in this survey of whom 74 were gynaecological and 78 were obstetric patients. Ninety five (65%) patients felt no need for a chaperone during a vaginal examination (VE) by a male doctor. On the other hand 34 (23%) participating women would request a chaperone if being examined by a female doctor. Among clinicians 116 (80%) responded by returning the questionnaire. Overall 60 (52%) always used a chaperone in public practice, in contrast to 24 (27%) in private practice. The study demonstrated that most patients do not wish to have a chaperone during a VE but a small proportion would still request one regardless of the examiner's gender. Patients should be offered the choice of having a chaperone and their opinion should be respected and documented.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshGynecology-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshIreland-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshObstetrics-
dc.subject.meshPatient Escort Service-
dc.subject.meshPatient Satisfaction-
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examination-
dc.subject.meshPhysician-Patient Relations-
dc.subject.meshQuestionnaires-
dc.titleThe use of a chaperone in obstetrical and gynaecological practice.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentThe Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square, Dublin 1. iyadafaneh@physicians.ieen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen

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